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Old 07-21-2004, 11:21 AM   #1
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Transporting inverts

Can I transport my 5 dwarf blue legged hermit crabs and 1 fire shrimp in the same bag, and float them in the same bag in the aquarium (for temperature) and then transfer them all to the same bowl for acclimating?
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Old 07-21-2004, 11:48 AM   #2
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And, do I have to provide some bigger shells for the crabs to move into when they grow a bit?
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Old 07-21-2004, 02:33 PM   #3
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yes and yes
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Old 07-21-2004, 05:47 PM   #4
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yes....i just bought 3 blueleg hermits and 1 cleaner shrimp....all where in the same bag and all got drip acclimated in the same bucket
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Old 07-21-2004, 06:45 PM   #5
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Just got mine in

I've also got some sinking wafers for my fire shrimp.

Are they ok to put in? I lost 3 shrimp before and thought it may be down to not feeding them directly, so I'm trying that this time.

They're "Hikari Tropical Sinking Wafers" for catfish, Loaches & Bottom Feeders.

Ingredients: White fish meal, shrimp meal, wheat-germ meal, wheat flour, soybean meal, alpha starch, brewers' dried yeast, spirulina, carotene, vitamin A supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin E supplement, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, choline chloride, inositol, calcium iodate, manganese sulfate, magnesium carbonate, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin C).

Are they ok to put in, and do you think my fire shrimp will eat them??
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are they for fw or sw? they sound liek the fw ones. i would not worrie about feeding them. they will find food to eat..
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They don't say, but they do sound like fw ones I agree.

I just popped one in and he picked it up but then threw it down again!

When I had 3 shrimp in before, they didn't seem to get any of the food I put in for my fish though. There's only the algae on the sand and rock left, and detritus I guess. It's hard to know if they're getting enough food!
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Make sure you take out any uneaten scraps since it appears to contain phosphates.
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